1987 Rover 216S Scrappage Scheme Victim/Rescue?

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1987 Rover 216S Scrappage Scheme Victim/Rescue?

#1 Post by RoverUSA » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:25 pm

I saw this on Twitter today, surely someone can call the dealer and inquire on its whereabouts?

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#2 Post by redandwhitE » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:01 pm

I think when it's used in the scrapping scheme, it's has to be crushed. If you happened to know someone at the dealer, they may dismantle it for parts if you're lucky.

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#3 Post by RoverRevival » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:09 am

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#4 Post by montegoman » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:42 am

Its last MOT failure was in 2005 at 241K miles. That's impressive. The current scrappage scheme offered by some manufacturers is just a sales incentive and is not government backed so there is no obligation for the car to be scrapped.
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#5 Post by GTiJohn » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:16 am

RoverUSA wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:25 pm
I saw this on Twitter today, surely someone can call the dealer and inquire on its whereabouts?
I've spoken to them. We have a very good conversation and we're 'exploring opportunities' :D

Being early days please give me a bit of time to pursue this.

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#6 Post by JEASPEKE » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:48 pm

I had one of them, a 213 actually not 216; But corrosion on the sills did for it within 8 years.
So very impressed with this one at that mileage. :o

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#7 Post by Cthomas » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:14 pm

It’s done 10000 to 12000 miles per year
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#8 Post by Vinny1979 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:48 pm

Incredible

The MOT testers spelling on some of the advisories are impressive too :D
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#9 Post by Colonel Mustard » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:05 pm

I'm amazed an 'S' series engined car has done those sort of miles. :o Wonder how many replacement engines it's had?....

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#10 Post by RoverRevival » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:17 pm

Colonel Mustard wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:05 pm
I'm amazed an 'S' series engined car has done those sort of miles. :o Wonder how many replacement engines it's had?....
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#11 Post by GTiJohn » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:52 pm

Today has been a bit of a whirlwind to say the least :*laughs*

I had a call with Rob Wood this morning and by the late afternoon they were happy to release this:-
BEECHWOOD MAZDA MAKES CLASSIC SAVE!

Beechwood Mazda in Derby has rescued a classic Rover 216 from being lost when it was offered under the Mazda scrappage scheme for a new Mazda, it will now find a new home with the Rover 200 Owner's Club where it will be restored to its former glory and be preserved for the future.

The 1987 Rover 216 was the surprise scrappage car, a 33 year old car that had covered 400,000 miles with a single owner, the oldest car Beechwood has ever had in exchange under the scheme.

The Mazda scrappage scheme allows anyone who has a car that was registered before December 2011 to exchange their old car and benefit from up to £4,000 saving on a new car that is sub 161g/km CO2. The scheme runs until the end of September.

A social media post soon demonstrated the strength of emotion for this classic Rover, a car that, back in the '80's, was a collaboration with Honda and a lifesaver for Rover.

"We were really surprised by the scrappage car offered, it looked in good condition and had covered an incredible number of miles," said Rob Wood, Managing Director of Beechwood Mazda. "But under the scrappage scheme we have to scrap cars, and there are no exceptions to this.

"When we posted this on social media we were inundated with requests not to scrap the car, I had my technical guys take a look at it and they confirmed it was in good shape so we asked Mazda UK if we could change the terms of the sale to help save this classic, allowing us to give it a new lease of life. I am pleased to say the change was agreed and will shortly be on its way to the Rover 200 owners club for restoration and hopefully pride of place in someone's collection.

"As a car retailer I feel we are responsible not only for selling new cars, but also preserving motoring heritage and this car was an important chapter in British automotive history, we are pleased to have done our part to save just a little of British automotive history and I hope it goes on to be preserved for the future.
Now we have to work out what it means in detail and what we can do with the car.

First thoughts are that it could become our next charity restoration car at the Practical Classics Restoration Show in 2021 - after all we're due to do another one :angel

Are there any other suggestions?

But in the meantime, we might need somewhere to keep the car... it is MOT'd so is drivable, which makes it easier to move it somewhere. The MOT is due in Nov and may need a little work 2 pass. For example, has anyone got 2 good tyres? :wink3
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#12 Post by Hammond » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:15 pm

That's great news John :clapping
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#13 Post by crepello » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:32 pm

Can't begrudge a Mazda dealer getting a bit of positive publicity out of this, in exchange for their enlightened pro-activity.
They're now a (small) chapter in the car's history whenever it gets a chance to be shown. I could see the handover to the Club
becoming a mini-feature in their local newspaper, and good publicity all round.
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#14 Post by Cthomas » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:27 am

I’m up to help save the sd3 and to work on it. I worked at a Austin rover dealers in the late 80’s/90’s.
I’ve got some sd3 spares also
Rover 216 vdp 1990
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#15 Post by Cthomas » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:04 am

I’m would be happy to own it and keep it in the club. Could get bits together for the show next year and could use it plus keep updates of using it over the year in magazine/YouTube.

Do we have to pay beechwood for it?
I’m always looking on eBay for bits for my sd3
I could do any welding to it over the next year if it needs any
Rover 216 vdp 1990
Old ones
Rover 216 vdp 1986 my dads last car
Rover 420 gsi 1992 miss this one
Rover 214 sei 1995
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Rover 3500 vp sdi
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